Monday, February 21, 2011

teachers do not get paid enough....even in a bad economy

Are you sick of highly paid teachers?

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do... babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school.

Let's see... that would be $19.50 a day

(7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to babysit their children.

Now how many students do they teach in a day... maybe 30 - 40?

Lets say 30 students...

So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year! I am certainly NOT going to pay them for any vacations. LET'S SEE....

That's $585 X 180 = $105,300 per year. hmm wait a minute... (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour.

That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute... there's something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000.

$50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student

...a very inexpensive babysitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!


On a side note....high school teachers have five or six classes, each with an average of 30 students